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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Inspired by a resurrected style from the Flemish region of Belgium, The Meddler Oud Bruin is a blend of several generations of brown ales that were barrel aged for over 18 months. Wild yeasts, Lactobacillus, and Brettanomyces meddle with the beer creating complexity and depth of flavor. Intricate, yet balanced, The Meddler has an 8.9% ABV.

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdskinns (220) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. Cork pops with a lot of force. Pours a cloudy brown color with tan head. Red fruit and some spice to the nose. Good amount of sourness but not overpowering. Tart. Reminds me of a lighter flavored Rodenbach Grand Cru. Very good.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MetalNHopHead (1583) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 30, 2016
As Oud Bruins go, The Meddler is downright pretty. It pours ruby red. The head is fizzy but lasts longer than what you see on a lot of Sours. Earthy/acidic aromatics with barnyard, old oak, aged fruit, and a little malt. Palate is lively with tartness and funkiness. Raspberry, cherry, and apple notes with vinous wood and tannins. Some caramel malt and vinegar-like acidity. This tastes about as close to tradition as you can get.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (5692) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Sample at Strong Ale Fest 2016. Comes reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of fruit, malt, and caramel. Taste is tart fruit, malt, caramel, and barrel. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Clareeses (43) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Not my favorite style of beer but I can appreciate it for what it is. Pours a deep reddish brown, slightly watered down mouthfeel but strong malt and sour cherry notes.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drpimento (3227) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2016
Aroma is the best part here, with fruit caramel malt vinegar yeast. Appearances average with a small short-lived can head no lace and very dark Garnet. Flavor is a little bit like nose but mainly just sour. Long tart finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4632) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2016
750 mL bottle. Brown in color with a decent beige head. Aroma is of plum, leather, tobacco, tart, dried cherry. Taste is of dried cherry, tobacco, tart, funky, oak, and vanilla.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4891) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2016
Bottle. The look is is muddy, brownish, tan head. The smell is fruit, oak, ash, lactic, tangy, good. The taste is tangy, fruity, oak, berries, lactic, smooth, and good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1674) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Great balance of sour funky aged elements and complex yeasty brown malts. A big beer on the palate, with a lot going on: cherries, old stone fruit, raisins, barnyard and heat from the alcohol.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (15018) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2016
750mL bottle, pours a deep dark reddish brown with a small white head. Aroma brings out Worcestershire sauce, balsamic, acidity and wood. Flavour brings out lots of tannins and red wine barrels, followed by some balsamic, a touch of sweetness and light acidity. Very tannic and earthy. Unusual and doesnt really come together.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (1203) - Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2016
Pours clear mahogany with a small beige head. Smells tart and hints of toffee and red fruit. Taste is sour tartness, subtle fruity sweet. Medium-bodied with a prickly texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Odell The Meddler Oud Bruin finishes with a lingering tartness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (3135) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours out a decent darker reddish brown color with a small to medium tan head. Aroma is funky, with a tart fruity note in there, some cherry. Taste is solid, nice woody notes, funk, cherries, oak, some fruity notes, light vinegar and some lightly puckering tartness.


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